Handy Hint #11 – Get Organised!!

Handy Hint #11 – Get Organised!!

There is no doubt that the house buying process can be insanely frustrating. As someone who is currently going through the house buying process for the first time, I can tell you that you will never be short of headaches – but its all worth it when you get those...
Handy Hint #10 – Colour Selections

Handy Hint #10 – Colour Selections

One of the most intensely personal parts of the buying process I have found is the colour selections. For the purposes of this article, Colour Selections will refer to paint, flooring, and cabinetry (including benchtops). We will do something later on fixtures and...
Handy Hint #9 – Valuations

Handy Hint #9 – Valuations

Valuations are an integral part of the home buying process, both for owner occupiers and investors – yet the whole process surrounding valuations is a mystery to most people. I hope to lift the lid on this process a little below.Basically – the idea behind...

Handy Hint #8 – Take the emotion out of it

This can be one of the hardest things to do when you buy a home – especially your first home. At the end of the day, making the right decision about where to build your home, how the home is designed and who builds is critical and can make a MASSIVE difference...

Handy Hint #7 – Land affecting the build price

In my earlier blog “Location Location Location” I made mention of detracting factors on the land that can impact its value. What a lot of potential buyers don’t realise is that a lot of these very same factors can sometimes drastically impact the...

Handy Hint #6 – Don’t Overspend

I know this one sounds a bit obvious but bear with me. In my time over the last two years working with first home buyers I have seen a wide variety of clients with a very wide range of budgets, but something that most first home buyers have in common is they seem to...

Handy Hint #5 – Specifications (Inclusions)

If I had to pick what I would consider to be the the main way to distinguish between builders, it would be the inclusions – or what we refer to as the “specifications”. The specifications, along with the floor plan and general contract, form a...

Handy Hint #4 – Location Location Location

It is something we have heard a million times before regarding property – and for good reason. Choosing a good location to build (or buy) can make or break the success of your property purchase. The question is this –  what exactly IS a good location? Here...

Handy Hint #3 – Bank vs Mortgage Broker

When looking at applying for finance, it is important to understand the difference between talking to a Bank vs talking to a Mortgage Broker. A bank typically only operates within their specific set of available products that they have available, whereas a Mortgage...

Handy Hint #2 – Designing a smart home

When going about building a home there are two ways to go about deciding on a layout. The first of those is to pick a plan straight out of the Builders standard design range, which typically is good for investment properties as it is low fuss and the designs are often...